Observatory of the Black, Gulf and Mediterranean Seas (OBGMS)

The President conducts Risk assessment seminar on the Black Sea

Thank you to Elisabeth Albrycht @ealbrycht @iscom for her invitation to conduct a week long seminar on “Strategic Risk analysis assessment of the wider Black Sea region”. And our fifth-year … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Slavtcho Neykov joins the Scientific Council

We are pleased to announce that Slavtcho Neykov has  joined the Observatory’s Scientific Council. Recently nominated Chairman of the Managmenet Board of the Energy Management Institute in Sofia, Mr Neykov … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gülmira Rzayeva joins the Scientific Council

We are pleased to announce that Gülmira Rzayeva has joined the Scientific Council. Her complete profile is available under Research/Scientific Council/Gülmira Rzayeva.

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

GMTF Chairman, Jean-Paul Pancracio, publishes new articles

Herewith a list of recent publications by our GMTF Chairman on the Arctic, naval bases abroad, diplomacy law  : « Un régime spécifique : les bases navales en territoire étranger », Questions internationales, … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roundtable on Energy Security in the Black Sea at the Cercle de la Mer in Paris

Our Fall/Winter edition of the Geostrategic Maritime Review (GMR 3) brought together professionals of the energy sector to discuss energy security in the Black Sea at the Cercle de la … Continue reading

November 27, 2014

The President invited to speak on Energy security in Bucharest

The Crisis and Prevention Center and the Silk Road association organised a conference on Energy Security at the magnificent  parliament in Bucharest.  Herewith is the Tentative Program_Energy security conference.  Here is … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The President invited to speak at the 5th Regional Energy Conference in Sofia

The 5th Regional Energy Conference on “Regional Energy Development and Energy Security will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from October 28-29. The President has been invited to speak on “Energy … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Geostrategic Dialogue Series

As of this Fall, The Observatory will propose a series of monthly conferences with experts entitled the Geostrategic Dialogue Series (GDS).  The theme for the Fall is “Europe and its … Continue reading

September 22, 2014

A City by the Sea : Marseille, France

As we come back from our Summer break, we would like to put the spotlight on Maria Elena BUSLACCHI’s article on Marseille and the importance of the regeneration of port … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The President’s Tweets

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RSS Foreign Affairs Middle East

  • Ready for War With ISIS?
    Foreign Affairs' Brain Trust Weighs In December 14, 2014 Summary:  We poll experts on whether they think the United States should significantly step up its military campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of articles examining how the United States should respond to the Islamic State of Iraq and al […]
  • United They Stand
    Can the Gulf's Joint Military Command Live Up to the Hype? December 10, 2014 Shashank Joshi Summary:  The Gulf Cooperation Council recently announced the creation of a joint military command among its six member nations that will respond to regional threats. This news is not revolutionary: every effort at Gulf military unity has ended in failure, to a g […]
  • Foreign Affairs Focus on Books: Anand Gopal on Afghanistan and Iraq
    December 9, 2014 Anand Gopal, a former Afghanistan correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, sits down with Justin Vogt, deputy managing editor of Foreign Affairs. Gopal, whose latest book was reviewed in the November/December 2014 issue, talks about interviewing Taliban commanders, the prospects for Afghanistan's new leadership, and why ISIS is gainin […]
  • Don't Fear a Sneak-Out
    Why Iran Can't Secretly Build the Bomb December 9, 2014 Jacques E. C. Hymans Summary:  Many have warned that even if a Iran accepts a nuclear deal, it will continue to develop nuclear weapons in secret. In reality, however, Iran simply doesn't have the capability to build the bomb without getting caught. In the recently extended negotiations over t […]
  • The Bad Disease
    Inside Egypt's Children's Cancer Hospital December 7, 2014 Sushrut Jangi Summary:  Not far from Tahrir Square sprawls Sayyida Zeinab, an impoverished district named after the patron saint of Cairo. But behind the ancient mosques, apartments, and historic coffee shops is something new and unexpected: a children’s cancer hospital built on the old bon […]

RSS International Maritime Organisation

  • 42-migrants December 11, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO joins UN organizations in call to action to address irregular maritime migration Article Date: 11/12/2014 Description: IMO joins call to address unsafe sea passages. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 41-prize-salgado December 2, 2014
    Page Heading: Maritime law expert Dr. José Eusebio Salgado y Salgado (Mexico) receives 2013 International Maritime Prize Article Date: 02/12/2014 Description: Maritime law expert Dr. José Eusebio Salgado y Salgado (Mexico) receives 2013 Prize. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 40-MSC94wrap November 26, 2014
    Page Heading: SOLAS amendments to make IGF Code mandatory approved by Maritime Safety Committee Page Subheading: Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 94th session, 17-21 November 2014 Article Date: 26/11/2014 Description: ​​SOLAS amendments to make IGF code mandatory approved. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 37-MSC-94-preview November 12, 2014
    Page Heading: Polar Code set for adoption as Maritime Safety Committee meets 17 to 21 November Page Subheading: Preview: Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 94th session, 17-21 November 2014 Article Date: 20/10/2014 Description: IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets 17 to 21 November. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 38-nmsc94polar November 21, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO adopts mandatory Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters Page Subheading: Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 94th session, 17-21 November 2014 Article Date: 21/11/2014 Description: International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters and SOLAS amendments to make it mandatory have been adopted. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown

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  • NewLead eyes expansion after settling with Ironridge - Greek operator adds modern bitumen tankers to owned fleet ow.ly/2Sem1D 6 hours ago

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